Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is becoming a big problem in America. In my paper, I will discuss the many ways that parents and healthcare providers can prevent childhood obesity. I will also discuss the study and the research methods used to conduct this research. We will focus on children that are infants all the way to age 12.

Childhood obesity is becoming a growing concern for both parents and pediatricians. There's an estimate of about 10% of the children that are from 2 and 5 years old that are obese. This study is to help resolve childhood obesity and give health administrators ways to help combat this issue. The main purpose in doing this study is to find preventive measures for the obesity in children and then find ways to assist the medical professionals in providing effective care. We can first prevent obesity by educating parents about obesity, how children become obese, and how to avoid it, but how do you inform and teach new mothers that breastfed babies maintain a healthy weight? How many sugared sweetened beverages are the children drinking? The hypothesis is identified by the CDC growth curves for these young patients and it was conducted on babies that were breastfed and babies that were not breastfed. The study was conducted for a total of 4 months. The hypothesis is that by imposing external cues, the feeder is essentially overriding the infant's innate ability to determine what, when and how much food to consume. When infants and toddlers are alone, they tend to adapt their intake to the energy content of food. This natural regulation is dampened when they are encourages to do things such as "clean their plate (Recognizing and preventing childhood obesity, 2011). For example, a bottle-fed infant who is pushing the bottle away or turning their head during feedings may be indicating that they are full and shouldn't be expected to finish the bottle or feeding. In practice, pediatricians should counsel parents to allow...
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